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Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor


Severity Medium
Score 5/10


The openssl_encrypt function in ext/openssl/openssl.c in PHP 5.3.9 through 5.3.13 does not initialize a certain variable, which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information from process memory by providing zero bytes of input data.

  • LOW
  • NONE
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  • NONE

CWE-200 - Information Exposure

An information exposure vulnerability is categorized as an information flow (IF) weakness, which can potentially allow unauthorized access to otherwise classified information in the application, such as confidential personal information (demographics, financials, health records, etc.), business secrets, and the application's internal environment.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published